The Kids From The Narnia Movies Grew Up To Be Gorgeous

Based on the series of books by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia movies — 2005's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2008's Prince Caspian, and 2010's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — are delightfully magical films. The popular Narnia movies are about human children who find themselves in the magical land of Narnia and go on all sorts of fantastical adventures.

The Chronicles of Narnia helped launch the careers of some of the young stars of the films, while others already had some acting work under their belts. Since starring in the franchise, the kids from the Narnia movies have all grown up and gone on to accomplish some amazing things. Some of them went on to further their educations, and others have gone on to successful acting careers. Whatever path the kids from the Chronicles of Narnia films chose, they all have one thing in common: They all grew up to be incredibly gorgeous.

One kid from the Narnia movies, William Moseley, went on to play another royal

William Moseley played the oldest of the Pevensie children, Peter Pevensie, in the Chronicles of Narnia movies. In Narnia, Peter and his siblings are crowned kings and queens of Narnia with Peter reigning as High King. Playing the role of the High King of Narnia wouldn't be the last time Moseley portrayed royalty. According to IMDb, he went on to play Prince Liam on The Royals from 2015 to 2018. Other post-Narnia film roles include parts in Run, The Silent Mountain, The Veil, and The Little Mermaid.

Moseley told MEAWW that he often feels typecast because of his role as one of the kids from the Narnia movies, Peter Pevensie, but he added that he isn't too bothered by it. "It's just a sensibility that I connect to," said Moseley. "Connecting to sensibility means that it comes naturally. Playing a role of a drug addict would be really challenging because it is not in my sensibility and won't come naturally to me. But I'd like to challenge myself, and for it to come naturally, I'd have to be cast in it."

Anna Popplewell appeared in another fantasy series after starring as one of the kids from the Narnia movies

Anna Popplewell has had several roles since playing one of the kids from the Narnia movies, Susan Pevensie. According to IMDb, she's had roles in Brave New World, Payback Season, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Freak of Nurture, The Last Birthday, and You Are Here. Her most notable role since the Narnia films, however, was playing Lola on the television series Reign from 2013 to 2016.

Like The Chronicles of Narnia, Reign is set in a historical period and has fantasy elements. Popplewell played one of the ladies-in-waiting for Mary, Queen of Scots and wore a number of lavish costumes for the show. "It's what happened to happen," Popplewell told Harper's Bazaar in 2013 of finding herself on the set of another fantasy. "I like fantasy, but it's not like I've set out with this 'I'm never wearing jeans and a t-shirt,' attitude. I just want to do anything where I'm learning, and it's definitely a learning curve doing a series because I've never done this pace before."

Skandar Keynes, one of the kids from the Narnia movies, left the acting industry for politics

Unlike the actors who played his siblings, Skandar Keynes, who played one of the kids from the Narnia movies Edmund Pevensie, has turned away from the performing arts. According to his IMDb page, Keynes hasn't had an acting role since 2010's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It seems that, instead of continuing his acting career, he decided to further his studies.

According to Business Insider, Keynes went on to Cambridge University where he studied Arabic, Persian (Farsi), and Middle Eastern History. "I had found an area of study and a course that I was really passionate about," Keynes said of stepping away from acting to go to college. "I couldn't rationalize delaying that opportunity. And I wasn't convinced that I could effectively balance the two at the same time and be able to achieve what I wanted to achieve at university."

In 2018, Express reported that Keynes was working in politics as a political adviser.

Georgie Henley became a stage actress after starring as one of the kids from the Narnia movies

Georgie Henley was just 8 years old when she played Lucy Pevensie, the youngest of the Pevensie kids from the Narnia movies. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is her first credited role on IMDb. Since filming her final Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Henley has enjoyed a successful career with roles in Perfect Sisters, The Sisterhood of Night, Access All Areas, The Spanish Princess, and Girl, Sweetvoiced.

Henley, who is gorgeous today, has also directed a short film, Tide, and has studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, Henley made her professional stage debut in the play Angry

Henley is grateful to the Chronicles of Narnia films for launching her acting career. "Narnia gave me everything I have now," she told WhatsOnStage. "At the time I really felt like I'd jumped in at the deep end — on my first day I had to be told not to look in the camera. But traveling the world and meeting all those people gave me the hope that I could carry on with acting as a career."

One of the kids from the Narnia movies, Ben Barnes, is grateful for his acting career

While Ben Barnes wasn't exactly a kid when he starred in his first Chronicles of Narnia movie, Prince Caspian (according to IMDb, Barnes was born in 1981, putting him in his 20s when the film was released), his character seems to be around the same age as Peter, the oldest of the Pevensie kids from the Narnia movies. Ben Barnes is among the biggest names connected to the Chronicles of Narnia franchise. After starring in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Barnes went on to star in films and movies, including Killing Bono, The Words, Sons of Liberty, and Exposed. Two of his biggest roles following his Narnia days were Logan in Westworld and Billy Russo in The Punisher.

While some people think that Barnes isn't nearly as celebrated as he should be, he feels grateful for having a steady career doing what he loves. "I have so many friends who are so talented who don't have jobs at all, so comparatively, I feel supremely recognized, you know?" he told InStyle in 2019.

Will Poulter, one of the kids from the Narnia movies, wants to make a "sociopolitical impact" through his acting

Will Poulter had a few roles under his belt when he landed the part of one of the kids from the Narnia movies, Eustace Scrubb in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. According to IMDb, some of his roles included parts in Comedy: Shuffle, Comedy Lab, and School of Comedy. After starring in his one and only Chronicles of Narnia film, Poulter continued his successful acting career with roles in films and TV shows like Wild Bill, We're the Millers, The Revenant, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, and Midsommar. He also starred as Colin in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.

Poulter is a talented actor, but he told The Guardian that he is also hyper-aware of his privilege and how it has helped him with his career. Poulter is hopeful that he will be able to use that privilege to create "a more equitable society."

"I'm keen to develop as an activist and involve myself in charities and organizations," said Poulter. "And with my acting, it's important that the projects I do have a sociopolitical impact. I try to be conscious about the message. As a white, straight, middle-class male, I'm aware of things I take for granted."

Arabella Morton is still pursuing her love of acting after appearing as one of the kids from the Narnia movies

Arabella Morton played a minor character, Gael, in the third Chronicles of Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. According to IMDb, the role of Gael was Morton's first film role. After starring as one of the kids from the Narnia movies, she has been in a handful of productions, with roles in the shorts Seeking Sorrel Wood, The Great Champ Fernley, Edna, and Bloodline, as well as the film San Andreas.

In a 2011 interview with the fan blog Narnia Fans, Morton, who was just 10 at the time, said the she had loved being a part of the Narnia movies. "I would love to do more films as this is the industry I want to be in; I love making movies and creating characters, this is what I see myself doing in my life," she said. "I feel very blessed to have been given this wonderful opportunity and will always be grateful to [director] Michael Apted for helping me realize my dream and start my career in such a wonderful way."

According to Morton's Instagram page, the Australian-born native is now living in the U.K. and is continuing to pursue her acting dreams.

The kids from the Narnia movies still keep in touch

In May 2019, several of the kids from the Narnia movies reunited for dinner. In attendance were Ben Barnes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, and Georgie Henley. The grown-up "kids" were joined by Prince Caspian director Andrew Adamson, as well as actress Alina Phelan Ballou, who played a centaur in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Barnes shared a cheerful photo of the reunion on his Instagram page, writing, "Narnia reunion dinner over a decade on." Barnes added a tribute to the missing Skandar Keynes with the hashtag "#whereareyouskandar?"

According to Deseret News, Henley said that Keynes wanted to be at the gathering but was unable to make it.

It appears that Keynes still keeps in touch with the other Pevensie kids, though. In 2018, he met up with Moseley, Popplewell, and Henley for Popplewell's birthday. "Almost 15 years ago I met these three and my life changed forever," Moseley captioned a photo of the quartet on Instagram. "I'm so proud of the films we made. A dream come true."